Ravens vs. Patriots: Ray Lewis 'proud that the ride is still going'

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis spoke to the media on Wednesday. We discuss his comments on the AFC Championship, his injury and his inevitable retirement.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker and future Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis, took to the podium on Wednesday to address the media. The topic of discussion was Lewis' plans to retire, his injury and the AFC Championship game this weekend.

As per usual, Lewis was passionate as he spoke to the media. He understood the urgency of the moment, as well as tackling the task at hand -- literally. He appreciates the chance to face New England for a second consecutive year after being sent home by them in heartbreaking fashion in 2011.

He was calm, focused and perhaps more ready than he was this time last year. New England and Baltimore are very familiar, and it is yet to be determined who that will favor this weekend. But he fully comprehends the magnitude of this game.

One thing is for sure though; once again, Ray Lewis is looking at potentially his last game in a Ravens uniform. "My kids are calling for daddy...I'm proud that the ride is still going...But it's special to end it, whenever it ends," Lewis said.

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